BOSTON — The Boston Bruins won one for Matt Hunwick tonight in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Montreal Canadiens at TD Banknorth Garden.
Without the rookie defenseman, who earlier today had surgery to remove his spleen and this evening was reportedly resting comfortably in his hospital room, the Bruins rode a four-point performance from Marc Savard to a 5-1 romp over the Habs.
The Bruins now lead the series two games to none with Game 3 scheduled for Monday night in Montreal.
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“Obviously he’s in our minds,” said defenseman Shane Hnidy. “We wanted a good effort tonight. We wanted to really come out hard. Our thoughts are with him and I’m sure he’s happy. It’s a tough situation and he’s such a good kid who put in a lot of work and he’s going to be a great player and he is a great player. He’s going to get through this and maybe he gave us that little extra tonight and that’s good.”
Dennis Wideman has been Hunwick’s defense partner of late and he was shaken by what happened this morning when Hunwick was rushed to the hospital.
“It was brought up before the game,” Wideman said. “It was scary today. It’s a scary situation. We hear he’s doing well now, so hopefully he recovers and gets back as soon as possible. We’ll be waiting for him.”